JACKSONVILLE, NC. (THECOUNT) — Jacksonville, NC, officials have evacuated about 70 occupants, including children and pets, from the Triangle Motor Inn, located at, 246 Wilmington Hwy, Jacksonville, NC, after the structure became “compromised” after whipped by extreme winds compliments of hurricane Florence.
The Triangle Motor Inn sits about 14 miles inland. Read the full press release below:
About 70 occupants have been evacuated from a hotel after hurricane force winds threatened the structural integrity of the building.
The 70, including an infant, children and their pets, have been taken to the Jacksonville Center for Public Safety while a solution is sought for where they can stay. No one was found to be injured, nor were any of them injured in the transport.
About 12:45 AM, Jacksonville 9-1-1 received a call about damage to the Triangle Motor Inn at 246 Wilmington Hwy. A basketball sized hole was found in a corner room by an Officer. Firefighters later found life-threatening damage to the structure. Cinder blocks that were part of the structure were crumbling in some places and residents were still in many of the rooms. Continue reading →
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According to authorities, Crouch of Rusk was traveling south on Farm-to-Market Road when he failed to negotiate the curve. Officials say Crouch crossed the grass median at the intersection of Farm-to-Market 1910 and County Road 1707 where the motorcycle overturned and ejected him.
He was pronounced dead at the scene by Judge Brenda Dominy, his body was taken to Wallace Thompson Funeral Home in Rusk, according to DPS officials. Continue reading →
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